Friday, 18 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170817 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster - thinktank - assumes we get good deals with rest of world; we won’t

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - another hero lost; tragic

South Africa plans to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, sources say - must be nice to be above the law…

#Kuwait's inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change? - moving underground, I imagine…

Trump’s evangelical panel remains intact as others disband - that really says it all…

#Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments - “no issue of public interest copyright law cannot make worse”

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170816 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"would appear to contradict a key aspect of leave campaigners’ pledge to “take back control” - #brexit #fiasco

"exempt Northern Ireland’s food producers from sanitary and phytosanitary check" IOW a backdoor for #chlorinechicken & #hormonebeef in EU

The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150bn annually by 2027 - codswallop, I’d say

MPAA Narrative About #Piracy Flips To Danger From Pirate Sites Now That It Has Lost The Moral Argument - big shift

EU citizens will not need visas to visit UK after #Brexit, say sources - gosh, so generous…

UK’s Animals No Longer Recognised As Sentient Beings - #brexit lowering #AnimalWelfare stds, as we predicted

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - #AU would be mad to go ahead

‘Potential for chaos’: Welsh port fears post-#Brexit customs delays - well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

UK "can limit the impact of undocumented immigration through tighter checks on work permits in UK" i .e. we don't need #brexit to do this

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - still a total shambles

Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - so Evo Morales turns out as bad as the rest

DOJ demands 1.3 million visitor IP addresses from protest website: Were you using a VPN? - a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - #brexit

Monday, 14 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170813 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Privacy issues with #Palantir’s move into law enforcement, and how to tackle them - more sunlight needed #opendata

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide - #factoryfarming makes this possible

Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud inquiry - “allegations of forgery and money laundering”

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake - #coal is dead everywhere

Sunday, 13 August 2017


Grouse moors ‘to blame for Scotland’s disappearing raptors’ - time to shut down this barbaric “sport”

David Miliband: we need a second vote on #Brexit deal - this is good news: more people must raise their voices

Tanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven - what a fiasco

Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police - @Uber continues to be a disgrace in this area

Friday, 11 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170810 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps - bravo him… #crypto

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170809 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Alone in the desert - “Taklaman desert covers an area of 130,000 square miles, slightly smaller than Germany”

UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter - this is just shameful; ban all ivory sales now

End bear farming in #Vietnam - bear bile extraction is unbelievably cruel; it must be abolished everywhere

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help - just the start, alas #climatechange

Internet Archive Blocked in 2,650 Site Anti-Piracy Sweep - this is where #copyright always leads…

‘Tens of thousands’ of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says - unacceptable; more must be done by UK gov.

#Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told - when will #AU gov wake up?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170808 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Appeals Court Agrees: Awful Patent Used To Shake Down Podcasters Is Invalid - good news for a change

‘I can have you killed’: Afghan woman fears husband after US denies asylum - appalling from every viewpoint

UK needs new party 2 stop ‘catastrophic’ #Brexit - former Davis aide - “demolition of lots of Brexit voters’ houses”

Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey - well done them

The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online - interesting move

.@Techdirt: Now With More Free Speech Reporting - the indomitable @mmasnick

Australian Public Servants Warned Against Liking Social Media Posts That Are Critical Of Government Policies - #au

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170807 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Computer says no: Irish vet fails oral English test needed to stay in Australia - a foretaste of what is to come #AI

Canadian Telcos Lose Their Goddamn Minds Over TVAddons - highly recommended for light it sheds on copyright industry

EU: Stop The Torture Farmer - 20,000 pigs burnt alive; this farmer must be banned from ever raising animals again

Monday, 7 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170806 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Pro-EU activists to stage ‘stop Brexit’ march during Tory conference - as someone said, the real fight starts now

USDA has begun censoring use of the term ‘#climatechange’, emails reveal - has US really come to this…?

Sunday, 6 August 2017


They say after Brexit there’ll be food rotting in the fields. It’s already started - #WellDoneBrexiters

Vince Cable hits out at hardline #Brexit ‘martyrs’ - particularly, stupid old gits with pensions and no job to lose

Friday, 4 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170803 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Move over Sean Hannity, meet Lara Trump – the president keeps the propaganda in the family - splendid stuff

Lonely Planet: Stop Promoting Elephant Rides - come on, @lonelyplanet, you can do better here…

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40C - #climatechange is happening, and faster than ever

US surgeon may be forced to quit UK because of visa nightmare - utter disgrace; @ukhomeoffice strikes again

Science Beam - using computer vision to extract PDF data - #opensource, sounds good - is it, @petermurrayrust?

Thursday, 3 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170802 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people - #climatechange will kill millions

British farmers are returning to intensive measures that deplete wildlife and damage the environment - a #brexit win

#Arsenal owner launches ‘sickening’ bloodsports TV channel in UK that screens lion & elephant hunts - utterly sick

Trophy hunting is vile. Stan Kroenke’s TV channel must be banned - these hunters should be in psychiatric hospitals

If you use a browser extension, your full Internet history may be for sale – and easily de-anonymized - not good

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum - dosh for blockchains…

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170801 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Former Netanyahu chief of staff ‘in negotiations to become state witness’ - well, that would be fun

Home Secretary Doesn’t Want Backdoors; She Just Wants Companies 2 Stop Offering Encryption Because No One Wants It -

Canada incentivizes mass surveillance with mobile app called Carrot Rewards - awful; but only the stupid would do so

Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170731 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brazil prepares to vote on removing second president in a year - politics in #2017 is rather exhausting…

Help End Genocide in West Papua - “destroying the world’s second‐largest rainforest & 50,000 years of civilisation”

Passengers facing four-hour security queues at some European airports - now imagine how it will be post-#brexit

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico - more negative externalities from US meat

bids for London’s EU agencies are unveiled - shows how valuable they are, & we’re just throwing them away… #brexit

Streisand Effect Helps @Sci_Hub To Acquire Almost All Scholarly Literature, Dooms Traditional Academic Publishing -

Hague backs transitional plan to avoid great Brexit ‘muddle’ - “gaining traction”; #brexit nutters can get lost

Tennessee sheriff’s deputies torture teenager with stun gun - unbelievable #torture; men deserve decades of prison

Monday, 31 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170730 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU court bans logging in Poland’s primeval forest - #poland's environmental vandalism

Brompton Electric bicycle - nice idea, looks at bit pricey, though…

“What advancements are we making impossible today, at the society level, by creating a mass #surveillance society” -

Snapp: how Tehran’s answer to Uber is changing how people travel, and live - fascinating stuff… #iran

Transatlantic #dataflows under renewed threat following top EU court’s ruling - #PNR hits privacy troubles… #CA

#Poland vows to continue logging in Białowieża forest despite court ban - shame on Polish government

Democracy is dying – and it’s startling how few people are worried - true and true

Australian Prosecutors Want To Make It Illegal To Refuse To Turn Over Passwords To Law Enforcement - just as in UK

Sunday, 30 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170729 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Border chaos will hit hard after #Brexit, says report - “require vast lorry parks in south-east”, cost “£1bn a year”

EU migrants make up over 20% of labour force in 18 British industries - this is fine #brexit

Big tobacco ‘manipulating cigarette prices’ to thwart taxes on smoking - people in these companies should be ashamed

France isn’t heading for a belle époque, but its future looks better than Britain’s - #brexit

Amtrak’s $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities - trump betrays more trump voters…

Is tourism overwhelming Britain’s cities? - twee tourism will be about only thing left in UK after #brexit

Saturday, 29 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170728 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Acid-attack journalist says police failure to prosecute crime boss who ordered hit a ‘dangerous precedent’ -

Ireland ‘will not design a border for the Brexiteers’, says taoiseach - well, that’s #awkward, isn’t it #brexiters?

While May’s away: Hammond leads cabinet reshuffle on Brexit policy - hmm, all a bit fishy…

Reince Priebus forced out as Trump names John Kelly new chief of staff - the soap opera continues…

Graduate anger mounts over ‘nightmare’ Student Loans Company - I predict this will turn into a fiasco over time

Republican senators kill Obamacare repeal bill - @Channel4News having some fun…

Pro-Israel advocates in Australia targeted three journalists, new book claims - this bullying is unacceptable

Protestants told not to use ‘RIP’ as it is Catholic superstition - protestant primitive superstitions are fine, tho’


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170727 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘#Iran Is at the Center of Everything’ - hugely significant, especially for US policy

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where’s the money? - we must do this; please take my money…

Pakistani court removes PM Nawaz Sharif from office in Panama Papers case - wow #pk

Philip Hammond confirms UK will seek #Brexit transitional deal - “brexit doesn’t mean brexit”…

‘A bit of me is dying. But I can’t stay’: the EU nationals exiting Britain - #brexiters: hang your heads in shame

England Lost: Mick Jagger releases #Brexit-inspired solo songs - "So am I politically optimistic? … No,”

We need to talk about the UK’s aid budget - needs to support needy, not the UK gov’s rich mates making more dosh…

“The [#brexit] referendum was democratic, but has resulted in a situation in which everyone loses.” - well put

Thursday, 27 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170726 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Aberdeen to be worst hit by #Brexit but all British cities will suffer – report - no upside at all - just misery

“Every economic model, however sceptical, has #Brexit costing the British economy dear.” -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170725 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“why secretive trade deals will lead to corporate hijacks” - letter in FT about UK-US FTA et al. - #brexit

If you thought chlorine-washed chicken was scary, wait until you see what else Liam Fox has planned for UK-US FTA -

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170724 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women - appalling tales…

Nettesheim-Gutachten: Bundesrat kann #CETA stoppen - it ain’t over yet…

A limiting factor on producing electricity in a warming world? Water. - #water is the ultimate resource

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be ‘big and exciting’ - he means big for US poultry farms… #chlorinechicken #brexit

What is wrong with chlorinated chicken - excellent, calm explanation of why chlorine chicken is health risk #brexit

EU attacks Fox’s ‘ignorant’ remarks on chlorinated chicken - “accused Fox of failing to understand the implications”

"Irish won’t be happy about chlorinated chicken crossing border said to be northern Irish chicken. So there will have to be a border."

Tory MPs call for action to avert post-#Brexit ports gridlock - their genius solution? “widen roads” hahahahahahaha

As a British EU negotiator, I can tell you that #Brexit is going to be far worse than anyone could have guessed -

I used to think that #brexit's total long-term cost to UK would be ~ £100 billion.  I now reckon it will be £1000 billion - at least…

tell Fox to get a UK trade deal with the US that represents everyone and not just big business. open letter here:

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (#TiSA) and the Supply Chain - indeed, still going on

Monday, 24 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170723 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology - some sensible policies at last… #UK #renewables

Rome facing water rationing as Italy suffers driest spring for 60 years - the reality of #climatechange

US trade deal could hinge on Britons eating chlorinated chickens - oh look, as we predicted would happen #brexit

As secretive UK-USA trade ‘negotiations’ begin, government accused of massive big business bias - #brexit

Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London - growing problem

Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries - #australia goes from bad to worse #shame

Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade - another #brexit lie dismantled…

Sunday, 23 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170722 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the #Brexit banking exodus May told us couldn’t happen? - “like all Brexit-related fiascos, not being confronted”

How the Swedish administration leaked EU’s secure STESTA intranet to Russia, then tried glossing over it -

In Xinjiang, police have set up checkpoints to ensure that government-mandated “Jingwang” spyware is installed -

The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over - sadly #poland

Mammoth effort: Sri Lankan navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea - well done, them

Saturday, 22 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707121 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The quiet successes of #Brexit - the most delusional brexit piece I have read (so far); wrong on every point


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707120 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Lobby Group Tied to #Brexit Climate Science Deniers and Koch Industries Pushes for Deregulation in Europe -

Thursday, 20 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170719 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump is now attacking his own administration, including Jeff Sessions - this just gets better and better

No-deal #Brexit would spawn ‘legal morass and economic disaster’ - obvious to everyone except nutter #brexiters

Trump supporters still fixate on Clinton as mood darkens - trump voters are such utter morons

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’ - we need plastic-chomping bacteria

Communication on Digital transformation of health and care in the context of the #DSM - #eu

#China’s Jack Ma has penetrated the Trump administration — and he knows what he wants - very interesting #alibaba

China’s Clean Energy Powers Up - more please

Asia’s coal-fired power boom ‘bankrolled by foreign governments & banks’ - #japan & #china mostly to blame, it seems

House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media has today published its call for evidence -

Putting together the pieces of the Chinese #VPN jigsaw puzzle - it’s…complicated #censorship #china

Britons in Europe ‘face huge loss’ if EU and UK cannot agree on rights - an utter mess, cause by #brexit bigots…

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter - these people are deeply sick…